Cheng ChengAssociate Research Fellow of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China.
Expertise : Development Economics; International Development Cooperation; Sino-African relations
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Cheng Cheng is an Associate Research Fellow of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China. Before join RDCY in 2016, Dr. Cheng worked for the China Africa Research Initiative at the Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, firstly as a visiting fellow and then as a non-resident Researcher. Dr. Cheng has published dozens of articles on Chinese and international journals, news web and magazines. He also co-authored two books about Development Economics and Finances.
West’s ODA leaves Africa weak, underdeveloped
ODA did not help with poverty reduction, economic and industrial growth. Quite the opposite: African countries have developed an institutional dependence on ODA, which limits local governance ability. ...2018-04-12
Chinese firms must take longer-term view on Africa
In recent years, owing to the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative and 10 major programs announced by China in 2015 to boost China-Africa cooperation, sub-Saharan Africa has become a hot investment destination for Chinese businessmen....2017-12-04
Trump’s `shale diplomacy’ in China to shake market
Energy is apparently the keyword for Trump`s mission, and the moment couldn`t be better. The US liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is on the rise as a safe alternative to traditional sources of energy, just as demand from China and Japan is bound to increase. ...2017-11-10
Chinese investment no threat to Thailand
Stable diplomatic relations between China and Thailand have contributed to growing Chinese investment in the South Asian country in recent years, but some local people in Thailand are concerned about the trend and have not yet felt the benefits, experts said....2017-09-14
Cheng Cheng interviewed by CGTN on BRICS
Dr. Cheng Cheng, an associate researcher of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), was interviewed by CGTN Global Business program on August 31, debunking the myth of BRICS in decade....2017-09-01
Cheng Cheng: Belt and Road is an Initiative, not a Strategy
It seems strange for a development economist to talk about what the western media called “the national strategy”. But Cheng Cheng would like to call the Belt and Road an initiative rather than a strategy....2017-06-28
China and India can use B&R to defend globalization
Although Indian culture has been popular in China for some time, in the form of movies, music, yoga and food, there have also been clear misunderstandings between the two countries, especially with regard to the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative. ...2017-06-15
Initiative provides win-win fruits for all
The two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which concluded on Monday, has produced concrete results in the shape of a 76-item checklist, from memorandums of intent to collaborate to agreements on specific connectivity projects in the five key areas of policymaking, infrastructure, trade, finance and people-to-people connectivity. ...2017-05-17
"2016: G20 and China"
This book from the "history" of the G20's past and present, a comprehensive discussion of the G20's origin and role, agenda,